Romina Green Assistant Professor of History

Romina Green

Newcomb Hall 205
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UC Irvine, Ph.D. History, 2018
Tufts University, M.A. History, 2012
San Francisco State University, B.A. History, 2009


Professor Green Rioja's research interests include examining structural racism in modern Chilean history and identifying settler-colonial policies that displaced the Indigenous Mapuche. Her current book manuscript, To Govern is to Educate: Modeling Racial Education in Modern Chile (1879-1920), explores the relationship between state education, immigration policies, and the spread of agrarian capitalism in late nineteenth-century Chile. She also researches topics in gender history and historical memory.


Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Historical Memory in Latin America

Selected Publications

“Land and the Language of Race: State Colonization and the Privatization of Indigenous Lands in Araucanía, Chile (1871-1916).” The Americas vol. 80, no. 1, January 2023

“In Chile, Boric’s Win Signals Victory for Social Movements and New Constitution.” The North American Congress of Latin America (NACLA). December 23, 2021

“Collective Trauma, Feminism, and the Threads of Popular Power: A Personal and Political Account of Chile’s 2019 Social Awakening.” Radical Americas - Special Issue: Chile’s Popular Unity at 50, June 2021

“‘Useful Citizens for the Working Nation:’ Mapuche children, Bavarian Capuchin Friars, and the Vocational Workshops in Making the Modern Rural Economy in the Araucanía, Chile (1896-1920).” Revista de Historia Agraria de América Latina (1), April 2020

“An Uprising that Changed Santiago’s Political Landscape.” Online geography journal Society and Space. January 2020

“‘Until living becomes worth it:’ Notes from the Chilean Uprising.” The Abusable Past from the Radical History Historical Review. November 1, 2019

Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University, 2022-
Visiting Assistant Professor at Claremont McKenna College, 2021-2022
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2021, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Facultad de Administración y Economía. Project: The Rise of the Capitalist Agrarian Economy in the Araucania, 1883-1920